DEAR ‘FETTI FANS & WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By Jen del Muro
on June 25, 2015

Dear ‘Fetti Fans,

It’s Jen here.  I feel like I’ve been a little MIA since the end of school and since our move from Houston to Flower Mound, TX.  I promise I have not fallen off the face of the Earth…although some days it feels like it.

Not to complain, because I am SO HAPPY to be back in my old neighborhood where I feel my heart is home, but this move has been tortuous at moments.  From multiple delayed closings, bad movers, a really dirty home to move into and various other things that haven’t gone according to plan, it’s been a wee bit trying.

Let me elaborate on those things a little bit:

Multiple Delayed Closings: really, that one speaks for itself.  At one point I had to tell my realtor to make sure it gets done or I was firing her and the buyers weren’t getting the house…after 45 days in escrow. Believe me, it takes A LOT for me to get my blood boiling like that.

Crappy Movers: How bad could they be?  BAD…really, really BAD (and recommended by above said realtor).  For instance, we couldn’t find the clips for the shelf of my daughter’s armoire.  We look for them taped to the side of the armoire, in a bag in a drawer, etc.  Where were they?…in a pocket of a pair of jeans in one of the drawers.  Yes, seriously.

Dirty Home: 8 bottles of Scrubbing Bubbles and 10 Magic Erasers. ’nuff said

Various Other Things: Including 1 tech spending 18 hours doing an installation that was expected to take 3.5 hours.  Good times.

Really, I’m not complaining.  Ok, maybe I have vented to my hubs a little, but I’m happy here.  Very happy.

Things are coming together and I’ve managed to keep a smile on my face through most of it.   Now, if I could just get in the craft room!!

More great things from Reverse Confetti are on their way!  Our July release is around the corner and it is amazing! We’re making room for lots of new goodies…and retiring some of the older stuff.  Stay tuned for a list of retiring sets in the Friday newsletter, as well as here on the blog and on our social media outlets.

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Now, for the crafty fun stuff…

It’s Thursday and time for CONFETTI CAMERA!

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A little bit about Confetti Camera…

In this weekly segment, one of the Confetti Crew designers will have the camera on both themselves, as a designer, and on their Reverse Confetti creations. For this round, you’ll get a dose of Reverse Confetti inspiration from throwback projects from each of our designers.  I have been stamping for a long time and I have seen things come and go and then come around.  A primary example of this is shaker cards.  We’re taking a look back to those “way back when” projects and breathing new life into them.

A couple of things to note:

1) This segment will not “air” if there is a different post scheduled for that day, such as Sketch for You to Try on the 1st of each month or on a hop or sneak peek day.

2) Each designer will follow the same theme until we have featured every Confetti Crew Design Team Member (then it’s a new round with new questions/theme). To see previous Confetti Camera post, simply click on “Confetti Camera” under the categories link on our sidebar.

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The lovely and talented, SARAH GOUGH, is up on Confetti Camera today!

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One of my favorite fancy fold card bases is a tent card. It’s perfect for sending a relatively flat, but fun card and is perfect to show off your stamps and dies in a scene.

Here’s a quick how-to for this 4″x4″ version.

You’ll want to start with a 4″ square card base.

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Score a 4″ x 2″ piece of cardstock every 1/2 an inch.

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Fold into a W shape and set aside.

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Adhere paper or stamp your card front. Choose a die to cut a window. I’m using the Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts. Remember to open your card base before you cut!

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I wanted a nice border on the inside of my window. Cut a smaller than your card front piece of cardstock into a square and cut a smaller window to layer inside your card. Again I’m using the Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts.

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Put a strong adhesive on the outside of your W shaped piece and adhere to the bottom edge of your card base. Now’s a great time to adhere patterned paper or stamp the inside of your card.

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Your tent card will fold flat(ish), but also stand up on it’s own.

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I’m decorating with the awesome The Buzz stamp set and Confetti Cuts.

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This fun branch is from the The Tweet Life Confetti Cuts. Adhere above and below your window for a fun 3D look.

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I’ve also used the Sun ‘n Clouds Confetti Cuts to complete my scene. The sentiment is stamped on vellum cut with the Tag Me Confetti Cuts. I’ve hidden adhesive behind the little bee – vellum is great for these cards as it won’t detract from your scene.

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Here’s another look at the construction of the Tent Card – once you’ve made one you can make them any size you like!

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LIGHT IT UP BLUE BLOG HOP

By Jen del Muro
on April 02, 2015

Hello ‘Fetti Fans!

I am honored to say that we are part of the LIGHT IT UP BLUE blog hop both as participant and as a sponsor.  You can find information for how to play along and how to win HERE on Veronica’s blog.

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LIGHT IT UP BLUE is the theme for today, World Autism Awareness Day.  All over the world people are wearing blue, using blue lights (including Niagra Falls and national monuments) and displaying blue in celebration of those with Autism and to raise awareness about it.  This is a cause near and dear to my heart, as I was an elementary teacher before my kids were born and I started this little adventure.

If you have questions about Autism, a great resource is AUTISM SPEAKS.

Today, the crafty/stamping community is joins the LIGHT UP BLUE celebration in a blog hop featuring cards and projects featuring the color blue.  Several participants have already joined and you can, too!  Just click the link to Veronica’s blog above.  Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on her blog on April 6th.

Also, when you post your cards to social media outlets use #LIUB, which is the worldwide hashtag for this date/celebration of awareness.

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Here’s my card in honor of LIGHT IT UP BLUE

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I know that you probably don’t recognize those images.  There will be more on that to come as we get ready for our April release.  I just thought that the swashes in light blue and this particular sentiment were perfect for a card for this hop.

Detail shot…

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Want to see what some of the Confetti Crew came up with for LIGHT IT UP BLUE?  Click on the names below…

Lisa Henke

Amy Tsuruta

Sarah Gough

Jean Manis

Kathy Martin

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In addition to my card, we’re tying the LIGHT IT UP BLUE hop together with a very special edition of CONFETTI CAMERA!  Yes, this project also features the color blue in the spirit of the hop!

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In this weekly segment, one of the Confetti Crew designers will have the camera on both themselves, as a designer, and on their Reverse Confetti creations. For this round, you’ll get a dose of Reverse Confetti inspiration from throwback projects from each of our designers.  I have been stamping for a long time and I have seen things come and go and then come around.  A primary example of this is shaker cards.  We’re taking a look back to those “way back when” projects and breathing new life into them.

A couple of things to note:

1) This segment will not “air” if there is a different post scheduled for that day, such as Sketch for You to Try on the 1st of each month or on a hop or sneak peek day.

2) Each designer will follow the same theme until we have featured every Confetti Crew Design Team Member (then it’s a new round with new questions/theme). To see previous Confetti Camera post, simply click on “Confetti Camera” under the categories link on our sidebar.

Today on Confetti Camera is the so very talented and sweet, STACEY SCHAFER

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Hey there, ‘Fetti Fans!

It’s time for a brand-new Reverse Confetti Camera theme…Anything Old Is New Again!

 When I was first introduced to the magic of stamping back in 2007, Splitcoaststampers was the GO-TO place for paper-crafting ideas and techniques!  Today, I’m sharing one of the very first goodies that I learned to create, Sour Cream Container!

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With the tag open…

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 Click HERE for the tutorial and video on how to make a fun Sour Cream Container of your own!

 I adjusted the size a bit for this one, the paper was cut to 6″ by 6″ instead, so it’s a bit longer than the one shown in the linked tutorial.  After cutting some fun Pebbles Homegrown paper and assembling into the fun treat container, I added a darling Reverse Confetti Folded Tag Confetti Cuts with The Buzz stamps and The Buzz Confetti Cuts with Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts.

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By Jen del Muro
on March 25, 2015

Hello, ‘Fetti Fans and Happy Wednesday!

We have a very special WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS for you today!

It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project.  A variety of topics will be covered in this segment… from color combos to shaped cards to inspiration pieces to mixing and matching stamps and/or papers…and everything in between. Today, Confetti Crew member Sarah Gough, has an awesome video to share about how she uses some of her favorite Confetti Cuts dies.

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I just love the new DOUBLE EDGE WONKY SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts – it’s such a fun border, and two sizes for the price of one die?…genius! Anything that saves money AND storage space is a winner in my book!

Not only can you cut this border in half to use either the large or small scallops, but in this video I show you how I like to utilize both sides of the Double Edge Wonky Scallop Border at once to create a unique layered border piece!

More detail pics of the sweet bee from THE BUZZ stamp set and coordinating Confetti Cuts…

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Stamps: The Buzz

Confetti Cuts: The Buzz, Double Edge Wonky Scallop Border, Sun ‘n Clouds, Circles ‘n Scallops, Documented

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SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY

By Jen del Muro
on March 16, 2015

Howdy ‘Fetti Fans!

We’ve had a wonderful and productive weekend here in Texas and we are looking forward to more of the same for the upcoming week!

We’re kicking off this week with a little reminder about the current SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY!

Have you played along yet?  If not, come play along for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store.  There’s still plenty of time to play and we have even more inspiration for you today!

First, here’s the sketch…

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All of the details and upload info can be found HERE, or simply by clicking the button the sidebar.

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Amy Sheffer

More Than Jellybeans, More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts, Double Banner Garland Confetti Cuts

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Jean Manis

Love Blooms, Petals ‘n Posies Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts

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Heather Pulvirenti

Spring Fling Quick Card Panels, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Sun ‘n Clouds Confetti Cuts

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Stacey Schafer

The Buzz, The Buzz Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Folded Tag Confetti Cuts, Double Edge Wonky Scallop Border Confetti Cuts

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NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP

By Jen del Muro
on March 08, 2015

Hello, ‘Fetti Fans!

Thank you all SO MUCH for the love and comments over the last few days!  We are so excited that the 5 new stamp sets, 7 new Confetti Cuts and the Spring Fling Quick Card Panels are now in the REVERSE CONFETTI STORE!

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We’re Hoppin’!

To celebrate the new release, the Confetti Crew has put together a fabulous hop with a ton of “Confetti Creativity” using the new stamps, Confetti Cuts dies and Quick Card Panels (QCPs).

Note, there is a full list of hoppers at the bottom of this post in case there are any breaks along the way.

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The new release…

SPRING FLING QUICK CARD PANELS

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SunNCloudsCCProductGraphic   DoubleBannerGarland

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I have a few project to share with you today and then I’m sending you off on your way to see what the Confetti Crew and our ‘Fetti Friends have in store for you.

My first project today is one of my favorites from this release…

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I started with a mason jar lid and then filled it with green crinkle paper (actually, it was white and a sprayed it green).  I then added the “Hello Spring” egg and a bunny cut from felt from MORE THAN JELLYBEANS and the coordinating Confetti Cuts die set.  The small egg was created from the CARTON CUTIES Confetti Cuts die set and adorned with a flower from the new THE TWEET LIFE Confetti Cuts die set.

The DOUBLE BANNER GARLAND is “strung” between a kabob stick that I cut in half and hot glued to the mason jar lid.

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This project came together rather quickly and easily (minus the spraying of the white crinkle paper *wink).  I think these would be darling as part of a place setting for a Spring or Easter brunch!

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My next project today features the new SHINE BRIGHT set, SUN ‘N CLOUDS Confetti Cuts die set and SPRING FLING Quick Card Panels.

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On this card I layered the sun from the SUN ‘N CLOUDS Confetti Cuts die set on top of the sun on the new SPRING FLING Quick Card Panels.  The words on the sentiment are colored in a gradient with Copic markers.  I can’t wait to slip this card in my daughter’s backpack for her to find.

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My final card today features THE BUZZ stamps and coordinating Confetti Cuts dies, along with the new DOUBLE EDGE WONKY SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts.

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The main image panel is the rounded rectangle from the DOCUMENTED Confetti Cuts die set.

The bee is colored with Copics and then adhered with dimensional adhesive to the end of the dashed “trail.”

Detail shot of the bee (wings are double cut and layered for added dimension)…

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There is so much more “Confetti Creativity” to see today!

Check out what the Confetti Crew design team created…

Now you are off to see –> Amy Kolling

Lisa Addesa

Heather Pulvirenti

Tara Godfrey

Lisa Henke

Jean Manis

Kathy Martin

Amy Tsuruta

Amy Sheffer

Leigh Penner

Amber Hight

Stacey Schafer

Erin Lee Schreiner

Sarah Gough

Laurie Schmidlin

Susan Liles

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Hello Spring Mason Jar Lid
Stamps:  More Than Jellybeans
Confetti Cuts: More Than Jellybeans, Carton Cuties, Double Banner Garland, The Tweet Life
Ink: Memento Luxe
Cardstock: White, Yellow
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug
Other: Felt, Rhinestone, Enamel Dots, Crinkle Paper, Kabob Stick
You Are My Sunshine Card
Stamps: Shine Bright
Confetti Cuts: Sun ‘n Clouds, Love Note
Quick Card Panels: Spring Fling
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics
Cardstock: White, Yellow, Pink
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug
Other: Dimensional Adhesive, Enamel Dots, Rhinestone, Sequin
Happy Bee Day
Stamps:  The Buzz
Confetti Cuts: The Buzz, Documented, Double Edge Wonky Scallop Border
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics
Cardstock: White, Black
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee
Other: Dimensional Adhesive, Linen Thread, Button

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COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: THE BUZZ, SHINE BRIGHT & MORE CONFETTI CUTS

By Jen del Muro
on March 07, 2015

Howdy ‘Fetti Fans!

It’s our third and final day of our COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI for our March 8th release!  All of the new products…5 new stamp sets, 7 new Confetti Cuts die sets and a new *limited edition* Spring Fling Quick Card Panels will be available in the store tonight at midnight EST.

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Just a note…all of our releases will happen on the 8th of the month…just not every month.  We will release new product every other month.  We’ll still be hopping on the 8th, whether there is a release or not.  Just remember, “Eight is Great!”

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Don’t forget to leave a comment here and on each sneak peek post this week for a chance to win!

In addition to having a chance to win just by leaving a comment on the sneak peek posts, we are also running a Facebook promotion.  After you are done checking out the sneak peeks, head on over to OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and look for this graphic pinned to the top of our page…

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On Facebook, simply leave a comment under the graphic.  One person that comments on the graphic by 1pm EST TODAY will be randomly chosen to win a $15 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store.  Winners for both the blog comments and Facebook comments will be announced here on the Reverse Confetti blog as well as on Facebook.

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Today we are reveal 2 more stamp sets, along with coordinating Confetti Cuts die sets.

I think we are all ready for a little more sunshine in our lives about this time of year!!  I know it hardly feels like spring here and I am turning lighter shades of pale with each passing day.  If I can’t get my sunshine outside, I guess I’ll have to take it in paper and ink form!

Introducing…

SHINE BRIGHT

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Mix and match these words/sentiments for lots of great possibilities!

These stamps coordinate with the SUN ‘N CLOUDS Confetti Cuts die set that I revealed on Day One…

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I’ve had a lot of fun playing around with this set and mixing and matching the sentiments and pairing them with new Confetti Cuts dies.

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For this card I stamped the sentiment on the rounded rectangle from the CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts die set (previously released) and adhered it to the scalloped rectangle from the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die set (also previously released).

To embellish, I added the sun from the new SUN ‘N CLOUDS Confetti Cuts die set with a few yellow enamel dots and used both of the banners from the new DOUBLE BANNER GARLAND Confetti Cuts.

The words on the stamped image are colored in with Copics.

Detail shots…

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I told you that I didn’t think this die set would be leaving my desk anytime soon!  *wink*

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So far in this release we have birds and bunnies.  It’s time to throw bees into the mix, too! Birds and bunnies and bees…OH MY!

Introducing…

THE BUZZ

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And, the coordinating Confetti Cuts die set…

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My first project today using THE BUZZ stamp and Confetti Cuts die is this cute lil’ tag…

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To create this, I cut out the TAG ME, TOO Confetti Cuts die and then stamped the “You Are So Bee-You-Tiful” sentiment on it.

I then cut out another TAG ME, TOO Confetti Cuts tag from gray and white polka dot paper and used the bottom portion to layer.  From there, I added a yellow strip cut with the new DOUBLE EDGE WONKY SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts die.

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The bees are stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black ink and then colored with Copics and then popped up on dimensional adhesive.  The small bee is adhered to the tag at the end of his “trail” (one of 2 different ones included in the set).

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My second project using this fun stamp and Confetti Cuts die set is this card that also features the new SPRING FLING QUICK CARD PANELS

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For this sweet bee, I layered the wings for added dimension.  It’s hard to tell in the photo (thank you Mother Nature for terrible lighting), but I also did add a little bit of glitter to the wings, as well…

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The beehive is also colored with Copics and adhered with dimensional adhesive.

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There is so much more inspiration to see using these stamps and dies that are releasing TONIGHT!

Check out the Confetti Crew & Friends’ posts.

Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win!

Jean Manis 

Amy Tsuruta  

Stacey Schafer

Laurie Schmidlin

Leigh Penner

Susan Liles

Amy Sheffer

Heather Pulvirenti

Amy Kolling

Amber Hight

Kathy Martin

Lisa Henke

Sarah Gough

Tara Godfrey

And our super talented March & April ‘Fetti Friends…

Erin Lee Schreiner

Lisa Adessa

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The Buzz
These sweet bees will buzz right into your heart. With seven sentiments, 2 sizes of bees, a beehive and 2 “trails” included in this fun and fresh stamp set, this is an ideal must have set for every stamper. A Coordinating Confetti Cuts die set is also available.
Set of 12 stamps
4”x 6” stamp set
SIZE REFERENCE:
Large Bee 1.85”x 1.56”
Shine Bright
Send a little sunshine with these fun mix and match sentiments that are sure to bring a smile to the recipient. Pair together with the Sun ‘n Clouds Confetti Cuts die set for lots of bright possibilities.
Set of 8 stamps
4”x 6” stamp set
SIZE REFERENCE:
“Let Your Light” sentiment 1.81”x 1.14”
CONFETTI CUTS: The Buzz
The Buzz Confetti Cuts die set is the coordinating die set to The Buzz Die stamp set. Cut the bee from vellum for see through wings or layer for added dimension. These stamps and Confetti Cuts dies are what THE BUZZ is all about!
Set of 3 wafer thin dies
SIZE REFERENCE:
Large Bee 1.92” x 1.63”

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Hello Sunshine Card
Stamps:  Shine Bright
Confetti Cuts: Class Act, Love Note, Sun ‘n Clouds, Double Banner Garland
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics
Cardstock: White, Aqua
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee, Doodlebug
Other: Dimensional Adhesive, Enamel Dots, Embossing Folder (Lifestyle Crafts)
Bee-You-Tiful Tag
Stamps: The Buzz
Confetti Cuts: The Buzz, Double Edge Wonky Scallop Border, Tag Me, Too
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics
Cardstock: White, Yellow, Gray
Patterned Paper: Michael’s
Other: Dimensional Adhesive, Ribbon, Glitter, Twine, Button
You’re So Sweet
Stamps: The Buzz
Confetti Cuts: The Buzz
Quick Card Panels: Spring Fling
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics
Cardstock: White
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee
Other: Dimensional Adhesive, Sewing Machine, Glitter

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